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simpler and remove this problem. thank you. >> president obama spoke with reporters in rose garden about the irs scrutiny of conservative groups. his remarks came during that ian assure you certainly did not know anything about the ig report before it was leaked to the press. to the press. typically, the reports are not supposed to be widely distributed or shared. they are part of a process everybody is trying to protect the integrity of. ascribedns that were are unacceptable. we will hold accountable anyone in bald in this. we willmake sure that identify any structural or management issues to present -- to prevent something like this happening again. i am looking forward to working with congress to fully investigate what happened, make sure it does not happen again, and also look at some of the a bunch ofreate ambiguity in which the irs may not have enough guidance and not be clear about what exactly they need to be doing and doing it right so the american people have the confidence that the -- laws are being appeared are being applied fairly and evenly. in terms of the white house and
." president obama wants to steer the conversation toward his policy goals, but the smell of scandal is getting stronger in washington. the white house knocked off message by a rash of bad headlines. the irs allegedly targets conservative groups. the government spying on a.p. reporters. new details about the deadly raid in benghazi. conservatives seize the moment. >> my question is who is going to jail over this scandal? >> we've got to restore the trust in government. >> i have never seen anything quite like this except in the past during the nixon years. >> the watergate scandal forced president nixon to resign, but do these rise to that level? let's review. president clinton had two scandals, white water and monica lewinsky. warren harden had the teapot dome. ulysses s. grant was arrested in office. yes, it was a bad week for the white house politically, maybe the worst of obama's second term, but will it derail his legacy? after all, he promised to help us prosper. >> we believe it must rest on the broad shoulders of a rising middle class. we know america thrives when every person can find
of their investigation late last month. president obama says he learned of it on friday, and this afternoon condemned the irs's conduct. >> if, in fact, irs personnel engaged in the kind of practices that have been reported on and were intentionally targeting conservative groups, then that's outrageous. and there's no place for it. and, you know, they have to be held fully accountable. >> from the here hearings reports and more investigations. the treasury inspector general's full report is expected in the next few days. a house panel is also investigating and a senate committee says it will launch an investigation. back to you. david: by the way, rich, it is illegal to do that if somebody, in fact, targeted people based on their political beliefs. if it's illegal, will somehow the justice department get involved in investigating this? >> reporter: it has been illegal since the nixon administration or post-nixon administration, so it would be up to the justice department because, david, you're right, it is illegal. liz: rich edson in d.c., thank you very much. david: well, "the wall street journal" n
never forget when barack obama made a statement that i did not really quite understand, and that is he was going to transform america. when he said that, of being conservative and not supporting his liberal viewpoints and looking back at the people that taught him, the communist, there is no dispute about this. that is the way he was brought up. it worries me because i never really thought he could have with as many elements of government, i never thought he could have the impact he has had on the entire world. now in studying these things and listening to book reports and watching c-span and reading different books about this, it is shocking to me. not only is he transforming our country, destroying our economy, running the country, but the worst part is that is not bad enough. host: going back to syria. do you take issue with that? detail that for us. caller: on c-span last night as sell a book, i think it was the forgotten nation. it talked about the history of the middle east and how the obama administration has pulled as back and basically let the middle east a story itself. that
been arrested in connection with the building collapse. >>> in minutes, president obama is scheduled to start a joint press conference with the british prime minister. we expect the supporters to ask the president about the irs targeting conservative groups. as kyla campbell reports, members of commerce promise to take immediate reaction on this growing irs scandal. kyla? >> reporter: tori, ohio republican congressman mike turner is introducing legislation today that would punish irs employees that discriminate with up to five years in prison. as it stands right now, they only risk getting fired. at least two health committees have promised to hold hearings to call on irs officials to testify afterthe agency admitted they targeted conservative groups. tea party groups complained their taxes had extra scutny. nine months earlier -- scrutiny. we now know that nine months earlier, that the irs was targeting groups with words like tea party and patriot in their names. the aclu says even the appearance of partisan politics with the tax code is constitutional troubling. >> i don't care if
today that not only did the irs sort of target conservative groups for extra scrutiny, it helped grease the wheels nor liberal and progressive groups to get them their tax exempt status. you have president obama's half brother receiving irs approval for a tax-free charity that he supposedly started and getting it from the same lois learn erp at the heart of all this. you have hop goolsbee telling talking about the koch brothers and how they paid no taxes in 2010. he wasn't supposed to have that information. is the irs a political tool here? >> we don't know exactly the links between the irs and the white house. so far there is no clear link, jon. what you have just listed, that accumulation of stories is creating a narrative that makes it seem as if, gee there is something here, there is smoke here, there must be a fire. we don't have the fire as yet. the thing about looking at someone like miss learner at the irs, she doesn't have any history of political involvement. there is no clear partisan bent to her, that is just not her history, it's not what reporters we here in washington hav
into the irs targeting of conservative groups. one head just rolled. lawmakers are saying a lot more has to be done. last night the acting commissioner of the internal revenue service, steven miller, was fortsed to resign. president obama is vowing to restore the american people's trust in the agency. >> it is inexcusable and americans are right to be angry about it and i am angry about it. i will not tolerate this kind of behavior in any agency but especially in the irs, given the power that it has and the reach that it has in all of our lives. uma joining us now with much more, chief congressional correspondent mike emanuel who is live on capitol hill. mike? >> reporter: will hi, uma. with news coming just moments ago that president obama intends to appoint a new acting irs commissioner, the united states congress still has plenty of questions for the guy on his way out. the resignation of steven mill every was announced last night by president obama by still tomorrow the house ways and means committee has plenty of questions for him as law makers here on capitol hill try to get to the
's targeting of conservative political groups. this ises the first of many hearings in the house and senate. the irs scandal has triggered a criminal investigation. the obama administration has been in full-on damage control mode now for days. cnn's dan lothian is following developments at the white house for us live this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. as you pointed out this is just the beginning. the first of several hearings on the irs scandal. lawmakers will be digging for answers, many of them are unsatisfied and downright angry over what they have learned so far. three days after the white house counsel's office was first told of the irs targeting conservative groups, steve miller sat before the house ways & means subcommittee. he wasn't talking then about the scandal. >> let me report on the filing season. talking then about the scandal. it was a friendly encounter. >> thank you, chairman. >> reporter: a routine update on the proposed budget. today he returns before the full committee to a much different atmosphere. rocked by scandal miller will be pressed by lawma
of the american people's confidence under current leadership. i strongly urge you and president obama did many irs commissioner resignation effective immediately. some of the latest news to "the associated press," the iris is the current acting commissioner learned about the targeting of conservative groups as early as may of last year. [inaudible conversations] what we have here is our first generation prize that essentially looks very similar to a breathalyzer. in order to start the vehicle, it has to be taught to montaner system to start the call. [inaudible] we've created this online simulator that we bring to a fence across the country were trying to bring the message home in a state environment about difficult and dangerous it is to text and drive. >> last week, louisiana governor, bobby jindal, spoke at a fundraiser for the gop state senate action committee. isn't talked about as a possible contender in the 2016 presidential election. from manchester, this is about an hour. [applause] >> thank you are very, very much. thank you for that generous introduction and your colleagues for the trem
this whole irs thing targeting conservative groups like the tea party? you know it's bad when president obama says hey, why don't we talk about benghazi? [ laughter ] >> steve: that's right. perhaps that's what the president was trying to do yesterday. he was out for damage control. let's face it, the white house was in big trouble. politico even suggested that dc had turned on the president of the united states. right now politico's web page says obama damage control, how did dee? did two decisive action in one rapid fire news night do the trick? we're talking about how he forced a guy to resign who ran the irs who was going to resign anyway in a temporary position, and they shot out a bunch of e-mail as well that shows the white house lied. >> brian: he says i got three steps to solve the problems. let's fire miller, who is going to leave after memorial day anyway. number two, work hand in hand with congress to find out what went wrong. considering there is nobody on the left with progressive in the title targeted, so they can't see eye to eye and put in new safeguards. we already have one,
. three major scandals threaten to halt any agenda the obama administration hopes to advance. an angry president announced the resignation of the acting head of the irs after an inspector general report says that urs workers targeted conservative groups. on benghazi, the white house released more than 100 pages of e-mails that detailed talking points developed by the cia, white house, and state department. and after the justice department seized associated press phone records for a national security leak investigation, the white house asked the senate to reintroduce a federal shield law to protect reporters and their records from government interference. dan lothian, standing by at the white house, good morning, dan. >> reporter: good morning. you know, the white house today will try to turn attention to some of the international issues that have been outstanding as the president meets with the turkish prime minister at the white house on the aendgentleman, we expect syria, a big issue on the international front, but during their joint news conference, we expect the president will get
, larry. let's give steve a big round of applause. >> thank you. [applause] >> president obama announced the resignation of acting internal revenue service wednesday steve miller after a government report said the irs targeted conservative groups. the president made the announcement at the white house. >> good afternoon, everybody. proper hi-screened conservative groups apply for tax-exempt be status, and i look forward to taking some questions at tomorrow's press conference, but today i wanted to make sure to get out to allyou doing about this and where we go from here. i've reviewed the treasury department watchdog's report, and the misconduct that it uncovered is inexcusable. it's inexcuse be bl, and americans are right to be angry about it, and i am angry about it. i will not tolerate in this kind of behavior in any agency, but especially in the irs given the power that it has and the reach that it has in all of our lives. and as i said earlier, it should not matter what political stripe you're from. the fact of the matter is that the irs has to operate with absolute integrity. the g
conservative groups for extra scrutiny even those quote, criticize how the country is being run. four years ago, president obama joked about sicking the irs on people when he gave a commencement address at arizona an honorary degree. >> president crow and the board byhe gents will so lea >> reporter: he made it clear, if true, this is no laughing matter. >> thurao itio ocontrary to our accountable. and it's got to be fixed. >> reporter: how high did it go? the irs said the acting commissioner found out about it back in may 2012 when he was the deputy commissioner. as for the president, the white house said that he didn't learn about any of this until friday, house said that he didn't learn about any of this until friday, jonathan karl, abc n >>> police in new orleans identified a suspect in the mother'sing 19 peoprt. teenaged suspect from surveillancewerefire police say the 19-year-old has a long list os i weapons violations. three shooting victims are still >>> now to the headline-grabbing case from philadelphia. a doctor accused of murdering newborns. now after days of deliberations, a vt her
power in recent years. after the i.r.s. admitted targeting conservative groups with those messages, it disagrees, the american people were shocked by this politically motivated discrimination. mr. williams: taxpayers deserve to be treated fairly. president obama promised an open and transparent government. yet, these government lies show a complete disregard to the constitution. in fact, the constitution's equal protection clause requires that the government treat all entities in a similar, fair and equal manner. let me be clear, no administration should use the i.r.s. to target its political is the united states of . america, mr. obama, not one of your european buddies. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the time of the gentleman has expired. for what purpose does the gentlelady from florida rise? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. ms. wilson: mr. speaker, it's now been 866 days since i arrived in congress, and the republican leadership has still not allowed a single vote on serious legislati
. for an administration that promised to be the most transparent in history, the obama administration has a credibility gap that is growing at an alarming rate. we know there were senior administration officials who knew about the polling of conservatives leaning organizations. confidential information of conservative organizations was released to propel the cap. publica. if you look at the various things that have been mentioned, fcc,inferiors, benghazi, this is an administration that is playing fast and loose with the rules. it should be a concern for all americans. i sent a letter to the epa because obama administration had released information on 80,000 farmers and ranchers to some liberal environmental groups. that included names, addresses, phone numbers, geographic coordinates, all kinds of information. in many farm families were impacted by that. another example of administration that has gotten out of control when it comes to this abuse of power. i think this is something that ought to concern every american. as was pointed out, investigations and hearings are underway. we will get more facts
of the events. as we saw a year ago, last june, there was this huge controversy when president obama made a comment about -- to the effect that the private sector is doing fine. and that was blown up by the media, not just the conservative media and the right wing talk shows. but by the mainstream media. we saw reporters, pundits, talking about how this was a game changer. and here we are again. we have another game changer but again, we are seeing it does not resonate with the public. >> i like this -- like this headline. >> there's a couple issues there. one is the media's search for the exciting game changer. i mate the term game changer. the media is searching for the moments and -- another one i remember last year, ridiculous thing hillary rosen made a comment about ann romney not working and that -- this is going to turn women on obama. that sort of stuff. there is that. i wonder if there is an aspect to it. you talked about it a little bit this week. you talked to ezra klein of "the washington post" about this. about the partisan divide and how the divisions are so deep now that, y
subjected conservative tea party groups to extra scrutiny and that a senior agency official yew about it as far back as 2011. the white house says president obama's concerned about it, means senator susan collins talked about it on cnn this morning. >> it's evident that some senior officials did know about it, and have known about it for some time. the allegations go back at least two years. so that is very troubling. >> syria and the rebels released four u.n. peacekeepers, but a syrian official said that president bashar al ashaud's croups to enter the golan heights whenever they want. senator john mccain said president obama's stance on syria -- >> the president by saying red line, gave a green light to all those massacres and it's a shameful chapter in american history. >>> and the administration continues to feel the brunt of last year's attack on benghazi. though she neither said president obama nor secretary hillary clinton acted with ill-intent, democratic senator dianne feinstein wishes the administration responded to the attack differently. >> the president, by saying red lin
briefing yesterday, including accusations the i.r.s. unfairly targeted conservative groups and the justice department's seizure of associated press reporters' phone records. we'd like to hear from enthuse morning, what you think of how the obama administration is handling civil liberties. here are the numbers to call to share your thoughts. democrats, 202-585-3880. republicans, 202-585-3881. and independents, 202-585-3882. you can also find us online by cspanwj. s a tweet, @ look for c-span on facebook, or email us, journal inside "the washington post," scott wilson reports this morning, justice department and i.r.s. scandals challenge obama's civil liberties' credibility. president obama, who came to office pledging renewed respect for civil liberties, is today running an administration ad odds with his preelection promises. host: what do you think? here are some other headlines news this morning. i.r.s. gave a pass to liberals orkt front page of the "usa today." in the 27 months the i.r.s. put a hold on all tea party applications, it approved applications from similar libera
tuesday blasts the irs for unfairly targeting conservative groups concerning their tax exempt status. report suggests a lack of oversight at the highest levels calling some employees ignorant of tax laws. overnight president obama said he read the report issuing a statement calling the irs actions intolerable and inexcusable. meantime, on capitol hill, outrage. >> this looks like a blatant abuse of power on the part of the irs and it suggests to me there is a culture of rottenness. >> reporter: but some in the gop don't trust holder to investigate. they want a special counsel to pursue this case, george. >> they are holding those hearings on friday. pierre, thanks. >>> to that developing spy story playing out between the u.s. and russia. as we told you, the u.s. ambassador called into the russian foreign ministry overnight over claims an american diplomat disguised in a really bad blond wig is actually a spy. abc's martha raddatz has more now from washington. martha, this is a weird one. >> reporter: it sure is, amy. this morning, 29-year-old ryan fogle is on his way back to the u.s.
and impartial way. despite repeated, repeated assurances from the obama administration that it was not targeting its political enemies through the i.r.s. during the last election cycle, we've now learned that the i.r.s. was in fact singling out conservative groups, groups who dared to speak up and express their first amendment rights. let's recap what happened. last march, after receiving multiple claims of unusual harassment by the i.r.s. from constituents who wanted to form tax-exempt political organizations, i and several of my colleagues sent a letter to then-i.r.s. commissioner shulman questioning select enforcement of tax-exempt organizations. now we learn, according to the i.r.s.'s own inspector general, that the i.r.s. was well aware that this selective treatment was happening at the time our letter was sent, and in fact had already acted to correct what they later called inappropriate behavior. but there was no mention of that in the i.r.s. initial response, nor was there any mention of this behavior which was by that time well known within the agency. in a second letter sent back to us
the obama administration that it was not targeting its political enemies through the i.r.s. during the last election cycle, we've now learned that the i.r.s. was in fact singling out conservatives groups, groups who dared to speak up and express their first amendment rights. so let's recap what happened. last march after receiving multiple claims of unusual harassment by the i.r.s. from constituents who wanted to form tax-exempt political organizations, i and several of my colleagues sent a letter to then-i.r.s. commissioner shulman questioning selective enforcement of tax-exempt organizations. now we learn, according to the i.r.s. own inspector general, that the i.r.s. was well aware this selective treatment was happening at the time our letter was sent. and in fact had already acted to correct what they later called inappropriate behavior. but there was no answer to that in the initial response. nor was there mention of any of this behavior which was by the time well-known within the agency. in a second letter sent back to us back in september of 2012. so they had a second opportunity in
office that targeted conservative groups for extra scrutiny but offices in washington, d.c., and california, as well. the irs now acknowledges its acting commissioner has known about the targeting since last year. >>> also the obama administration under fire for secretly seizing months of phone records from reporters at the associated press. the ap believes the move may have been part of an investigation into government leaks and calls it an unprecedented invasion into news gathering. >>> and a developing story overseas, an american diplomat in russia now accused of spying. the russians say the man works as a secretary at the u.s. embassy in moscow and was detained after trying to recruit a russian intelligence officer with cash and a disguise. no response yet from the u.s. embassy. >>> meanwhile, here at home, gas prices are on the rise. some parts of the country saw an increase of 20 cents per gallon last week. nationally the average increase was roughly 6 cents but prices are expected to drop again by summer. >>> and skechers has agreed to pay some $40 million to settl
questioned about what he knew about the irs targeting conservative groups. coming up at 7:15, kyla campbell will have the late fest what's happening inside that meeting and what was said that was so tense. >>> and in the meantime president obama is shifting his focus to job creation. later today he'll go to baltimore maryland to visit a community center that teaches job skills. he will also speak at a manufacturing company and make a stop at an elementary school that provides early childhood education. >>> time now 7:06. a dramatic improvement in test scores in several bay area school districts is raising questions. there were major gains in test scores at the al lumbar rock district in san jose, and school districts in san rafael and santa rosa. some say these improvements bring to mind what happened in atlanta where three dozen educators were charged in a cheating scandal. the experts are saying there's no proof bay area schools cheated but those improvements are raising suspicion. >>> it is 7:07, want to check in again with sal, see what's happening on the roads this monday morning. >> y
where conservatives are in position to put this stuff through to legislature. it's an amazing trend to me, a trend that's sort of -- it's been revived and unique to the obama era. i'll see if it extends past the obama era. that's a longer term question. i want to thank kristen, david hailey from kansas, thomas frank from "harper's" magazine, and sheila frum. >>> marriage equality supporters are on their way to another state and this time it's thanks to their opponents. that's next. with more moisturizers than seven bottles of the leading body wash. with ultra moisture your body wash is anything but basic soft, smooth skin with olay. what makes a sleep number what makes a sleep number store different? you walk into a conventional mattress store, it's really not about you. they say, "well, if you wanted a firm bed you can lie on one of those. if you want a soft bed you can lie on one of those." we provide the exact individualization that your body needs. the sleep number memorial day sale. not just ordinary beds on sale, but the bed that can change your life on sale. the sleep number
of violence in recent weeks after the taliban launched its spring offensive. >>> and president obama is expected to answer questions today about the scandal at the irs. he has already accepted the resignation of steven miller, the agency's acting commissioner amid the growing outcry over the agency's targeting of conservative groups that applied for tax-exempt status. the president is promising new oversight to make sure it never happens again. meanwhile, the first congressional hearing on the scandal gets under way tomorrow. >>> and you've heard of take your child to work day, but what about take your grandchild to congress day. that can be a bit tricky. >> -- can hide their identities. >> no. >> -- where criminals -- >> the boy is sweet. north carolina congressman mel watt doubling as a baby-sitter for his 2-year-old grandson during a very important hearing yesterday with the attorney general. little nico, well behaved pulled it together at least until it was grandpa's turn to speak. in the end, however, nico was a very good little lad. >> he got his way. >> i will sit here and i'm
involving the i.r.s. targeting of conservatives and tea party groups consumes the news psych northwesterly moment and barack obama who so far has claimed ignorance of the targeting has thrown a sack trirble -- sack official lamb out to appease government that they targeted anti-government anti-tax groups shouldn't come as a surprise. beginning in 2009, democrats and unions, including government union have spent the last several years demonizing tea party groups as well as other small government groups. on thursday, despite the escalating scandal, barack obama told reporters he did not see the need for a special prosecutor, say, quote, probes by congress and the justice department should be able to figure out who was responsible for improperly targeting tea party groups when they applied for tax exempt status, unquote. while that may appease reporters from cnn and the mainstream media for the moment, one must wonder why there shouldn't be a special prosecutor to look into the wrongdoings of an agency with such vast powers over the american populace unless, of course, there's a smoking gun t
it leads. >> for an administration that, to be the most transparent in history, the obama administration has a credibility gap that is -- credibility is growing at an alarming rate. the washington post is reporting confidential information from those conservative organizations was released. if you look at all these things the leaders have mentioned, whether it's fast and furious or benghazi, this administration is playing fast and loose with the rules and should be of concern for all americans. as a personal example, last month i sent a letter to the epa because the obama administration released the information on 80,000 farmers and ranchers to some liberal environmental groups. that included names, addresses, phone numbers, geographic coordinates. all kinds of information. 500 families in south dakota were impacted by that. it is another example of an administration that has gotten out of control when it comes to this abusive power. this is something that should concern every american and hopefully as was pointed out, the investigations and hearings get under way, we will get more facts
on certain conservative groups. it's an attack on all of our rights to assemble and to express free political speech without the fear of repercussion from our government. mr. president, president obama has a long ways to go to restore public confidence and to stop the growing credibility gap that so far has plagued his second term. i look forward next week as we have on tuesday an i.r.s. oversight hearing in the finance committee where i hope we can begin the process of reining in a government agency that has run amok. mr. president, i yield the floor. mr. reed: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from rhode island. mr. reed: mr. president, i have seven unanimous consent requests for committees to meet during today's session of the senate. they have the approval of the majority and minority leaders. i ask unanimous consent that these requests be agreed to and that these requests be printed in the record. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. reed: thank you, mr. president. i would yield the floor and ask for the calling of a quorum. the presiding officer: the clerk will
improperly targeting conservative groups. on wednesday, acting irs commissioner steven miller was forced out amid three investigations by congress, and one by the fbi. last night, president obama said he is angry and will not tolerate this kind of behavior in any agency, but especially in the irs. congressional hearings are set to begin tomorrow. >>> and testimony gets under way today in the penalty phase for convicted killer jodi arias. on wednesday, an arizona jury determined that arias is eligible for the death penalty in what it found to be the especially cruel killing of her one-time boyfriend in 2008. this morning, her defense team begins offering what it hopes to show are, quote, mitigating factors that could spare her life. >>> bad news, there was no news in last night's $360 million powerball drawing. the good news, for all of us, there's still a shot at saturday's drawing as it soars at least $475 million. that's almost half a billion dollars! >> put the finger up. >> the camera's not on me. it will be the second biggest jackpot -- [ laughter ] >> picking the grass hopper out of yo
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